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I invest in my students to facilitate their investment in themselves. I encourage a growth mindset; (taking) ownership of material; and feedback which is clear, concise but detailed, and candid but respectful of students' autonomy, dignity, and integrity. I firmly believe that education is critical to human maturity and am passionate about helping my students to see what is at stake - for us as human - in the humanities and social sciences.

My primary academic background is in philosophy and political science. I majored in the latter and minored in the former at UVA (B.A., 2010). I then went to Columbia, receiving an (M.A., 2012) and an (M.Phil., 2014) in philosophy. My scholarly interests in these fields include: 19th- and 20th-century European philosophy; moral and political philosophy; and American constitutional law and theory. And as a PhD student, I served as teaching assistant for or taught numerous courses in these fields. While at Virginia, I also took numerous advanced courses in the humanities.

I work with students in the following subjects: SAT Reading and Writing & and ACT English; AP US Government; all three AP History courses; most college-level philosophy courses; and a bit college-level political science (American constitutional law, political theory).

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Alexander’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: University of Virginia-Main Campus - Bachelor in Arts, Political Science and Government

Graduate Degree: Columbia University in the City of New York - Master of Philosophy, Philosophy

Test Scores

SAT Verbal: 800

SAT Writing: 800


I’m usually looking at a book or, sub-optimally, a screen. When not, I enjoy cycling around Brooklyn (and occasionally Manhattan); exploring the city's many beautiful places, especially the Brooklyn Heights Promenade, Central Park, Greenwood Cemetery, and Prospect Park; and relaxing with my two cats, Snowball and Teddy.

Tutoring Subjects

ACT English

ACT Reading

ACT Writing

AP European History

AP Macroeconomics

AP Microeconomics

AP U.S. Government & Politics

AP US History

AP World History


College Level American History

College Political Science

Constitutional Law

Dissertation Writing



European History


High School Writing




Philosophical Ethics


Political Science

SAT Reading

SAT Verbal

SAT Writing and Language

Social Sciences

Social Studies

Test Prep

Thesis Writing

US Constitutional History


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